organic chelates

organic chelates

[ȯr‚gan·ik ′kē‚lātz]
(agriculture)
Chelates formed by reaction of organic compounds with the mineral end products of weathering; they enhance nutrient richness of soils by forming organomineral complexes that are easy for plants to absorb.
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Ethylenediaminetetra-acetic acid (EDTA) and other organic chelates are widely employed in electroless plating processes used by Printed Circuit Board, Metal Finishing and Plating on Plastics manufacturers.
In short, iron in an insoluble form is attracted to organic chelates that plants readily absorb.